2020  ยป Daytona 500






































































Ryan Newman (#6) was leading the Daytona 500 coming out of Turn 4 towards the checkered flag, with Ryan Blaney right against his bumper. Aggressive blocking and pushing ensued, coming to a head when Blaney nudged Newman into the outside wall approaching the start/finish line. The impact turned Newman's car upside down. Amidst the smoke and sparks, Corey Lajoie (#32) had nowhere to go and slammed Newman against the driver's side window, catapulting his car through the air past the start/finish line. The car slid to a stop at the end of pit road. Emergency workers had to cut open the roof of the car in order to extricate Newman, and he was rushed to Halifax Hospital with serious injuries. Despite many fearing a grim prognosis, Newman would be released from the hospital, walking out under his own power, less than 48 hours later.
2020
Stock Cars
NASCAR Cup Series
Ford Mustang
United States
Oval (Paved)
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona 500
No
Daytona Beach News-Journal; Imagn; Twitter; AP; Motorsport Images

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